Butterflies and Moths of Southern Vancouver Island--Jeremy B. Tatum



Herpetogramma pertextalis



The caterpillar is to be found in untidily rolled up leaves of a variety of plants, such as Urtica or Rumex, from April to June. Their home includes a messy mass of frass. Like many "micros" the caterpillar crawls rapidly backwards when disturbed. It is translucent, and its recent meals can be seen working backwards inside it.

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